George Zimmerman emerged from hiding to help rescue a man and his family in an overturned truck after a crash Thursday, turning Zimmerman from pariah to hero.
Sanford Police Capt. Jim McAuliffe told ABC News that Zimmerman “pulled an individual from a truck that had rolled over”
at a Florida intersection less than a mile from where he shot Trayvon Martin.
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Zimmerman, a former Neighborhood Watch volunteer who maintained he was acting in self-defense when he killed the black teen, has been in hiding since his acquittal of murder and manslaughter charges
The crash occurred at the intersection of Interstate 4 and Route 417. A family of four — two parents and two children — were reportedly trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV, said ABC News. Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the rescue.
“George Zimmerman pulled me out,” the unidentified driver told firefighters, according to a report on FoxNews.com.
Social networking sites were hopping over the latest developments.
“Pffft…well obviously he pulled the man out from under the truck to racially profile him…” @PatDollard wrote on Twitter.
“Hope it was a #Trayvon supporter,” tweeted @survivecollapse.
“Gotta tell you (& I’m just being honest here) not sure I’d have the guts to pull someone out of an overturned burning vehicle,” tweeted @RedBrightandTru.
“He just can’t mind his own business,” tweeted @Oenonewept.
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